After laying an egg (or playing a spirited defensive duel, if you listen to Dave Tippett), the Leafs face the Oilers again without their best player.

Last season, this is the Leafs with and without Auston Matthews:

And this season to date:

Without knowing if Joe Thornton has been put on LTIR, and no announcement to that effect has been forthcoming, this might mean there is no room to run the seventh defender, and Mikko Lehtonen might sit this game out.

When we have clarity on the lines, likely in the Game Day Thread, we’ll update you.

Happy Friday, everyone!!